Weekend Coffee Share 4/16/16


If we were having coffee, I’d talk about the weather. Not merely as a conversation starter, or to avoid politics, religious and financial topics. But because I’m in the process of painting the exterior of my house. By hand. With a brush. Because I want to.

So I want the weather to be dry, which is asking a lot in the Pacific Northwest in springtime. I want it to be not too hot and not too cold. Kind of like Goldilocks’ porridge.

I’d tell you that, even though I used an online calculator to figure out how much paint I would need, I overshot by a huge margin. An expensive error, and one that is going to leave me with a whole lotta “dark pewter” paint on my hands. Literally and figuratively.

And so, I’d suggest that if you had anything outdoors that needed painting, you might consider the color “dark pewter,” and I could probably get you a really good deal on a few gallons.

If we were having coffee, I’d note that April seems like a good time for house painting around here because, despite having to work around rain squalls, I’m running into very few creepy crawling, buzzing, multi-legged creatures. Which suits me fine. They certainly have their place in the ecosystem and balance of life, but I’d prefer that their “place” not be overly close to me.

I’d tell you that I spent a lot of time and energy in the early hours of this morning, lying in bed and debating whether I should paint the garage door the main dark pewter color (for which I have ample paint; very ample; mega-ample). Or whether I should paint the garage door the trim color, which is “rain forest” green.

I’m toying with the idea of painting the front door a crimson red. Good feng shui, isn’t it? And maybe finding subtle ways to tie the red into other parts of the house. But I don’t want my house to look like a year round Christmas display, all red and green. Maybe crimson and rain forest wouldn’t have that effect.

Are any of you good with color? I’d rather not lose more sleep over this. Although I am thankful that garage door colors seem to be my only major concern at the moment. That, and the fact that I’ve run out of coffee.

Okay, I’m off to paint some more. Feel free to offer your color scheme ideas. And thanks for stopping by for coffee.

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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12 Responses to Weekend Coffee Share 4/16/16

  1. Diana says:

    I *love* a red door. And probably if you’ve got dark pewter as the main color and the green only as accents, you’re not likely to have the Christmas-tree trouble.

    It’s rainy here in NOLA for about the umpteenth day in a row, which is unfortunate. I miss the sunshine, and our pup hates going outside when the streets are wet.

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  2. Margaretha says:

    I am painting the kitchen and I know all about buying too much paint. So maybe I’ll paint a guest bedroom too. And its bathroom. Luckily I am inside, though. Good luck with the weather!

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  3. Are talking about the caterpillars that plentiful in the western side of Washington state about now. From reading the Seattle news report I think you choose a good time to paint the outside. We used to live in the area and I know what the weather is. Traffic problems are why we are not there now.

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  4. Connie T says:

    Wait and see about how much paint you need. The house tends to suck it up like a sponge.

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  5. Happy painting! Shame you overshot the amount you needed, hope the colour red for the front door proves to give you good Feng Shui.

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